Two American men fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria have been captured, according to a US-backed Syrian militia alliance.
Pentagon spokesman Sean Robertson told US media: “We are aware of open source reports of reportedly American citizens currently in custody who were believed to be fighting for Isis.
According to Seamus Hughes from George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Mr Clark had submitted a CV and cover letter to IS asking “to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State”.
Simon Cottee, who is writing a book about Trinidadian IS fighters, told the New York Times that Mr Hamid’s name appears on a database of 130 men from the Caribbean island nation who are believed to have joined the group.
“Even though I had a very comfortable life in Trinidad, there was something that’s telling me, you know, that I don’t belong in this place,” he says.